How to Present Your Game Workshop

We had great presentations from Tom Ackerman, Andrew Graumlich and BJ Gailey on how to demo your game and layout your rules. We hope that you’ll take away some skills we taught the next time you teach your game to players. You can also download the Rules Layout handout here, or over in the Downloadables section of our website along with other helpful documents.


Titan Game’s Playtest Night

We saw a ton of awesome teams over at Titan Games, playtesting their prototypes! It is really exciting to see these games develop!


Upcoming Events

December Game Night – Monday, December 19th

Hyatt Place @ 6:30pm
Take a break from your busy schedule and get to know your fellow game enthusiasts! This game night will be a playtest night so it will be a great chance to test out your prototypes with the community.

CUDO Plays Game Night is open to everyone! Spread the word and let’s have a great time. Whether you’re a serious gamer or just looking to relax and socialize, we’d love to see you there!


CUDO Plays Recommends

This week, Tom Ackerman would like to recommend the game, Deep Sea Adventure! If you are still looking for some last minute holiday gifts, this makes a great stocking stuffer.

Oink Games: Deep Sea Adventure

In Deep Sea Adventure, a group of poor explorers hoping to get rich quickly heads out to recover treasures from some undersea ruins. They’re all rivals, but their budgets force them all to share a single rented submarine. In the rented submarine, they all have to share a single tank of air, as well. If they don’t get back to the sub before they run out of air, they’ll drop all their treasure. Now it’s time to see who can bring home the greatest riches.

Though the holidays are all about giving, many of the best games are about taking.  And the best game I know about taking is Deep Sea Adventure, a game which has distilled greed into it’s purest form.  Players take the role of divers searching for treasure on the ocean floor. It’s a real shady treasure huntin’ operation too, as all the divers are hooked up to the same air supply in their submarine. The deeper you go, the better treasure you’ll find, but the more treasure you hold the slower you’ll go and the more oxygen you’ll consume, and if you run out of air, any divers not back to the sub die. It sounds simple, but this is the most intense roll and move game you will ever play. Also, from a design standpoint, DSA is flawless. Not a single superfluous rule or piece. It all fits in a gorgeous little box the size of a cell phone from 2002 so it’s a great stocking stuffer. The only catch is, you can only get it from the BGG store.  Pick it up, play it, and learn valuable lessons about how greed will kill you and your close friends/family four times out of five.

-Tom Ackerman